The Cavendish Hotel

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Sauntering along Jermyn Street on an unusually sunny afternoon, we arrived at our destination, The Cavendish Hotel. Despite a rich history, the doorway on Jermyn Street is unassuming but around the corner, on Duke Street, lies the main entrance, with its glass signage and pretty lighting. Inside, the lobby carries on this visual experience with... Read more »

Atul Kochhar

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Atul Kochhar is one of the most instantly recognisable Chef’s in the UK, if not globally, and was the first ever Indian Chef to receive a Michelin Star whilst at Tamarind.  He later went on to open the world renowned Benares, which now holds two Michelin stars.  He also owns Ananda and Sindhu Restaurants.  Sindhu... Read more »

Prokofiev’s Cinderella

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Prague’s National Theatre is a stunning 19th century building, only a scenic ten minute walk along the Vltava river from the Four Seasons Hotel Prague. In an attempt to experience as much of the Czech Republic’s cultural treasures as possible, and knowing Prague’s love of modern ballet, we booked tickets to see Prokofiev’s Cinderella. Sergei... Read more »

One Aldwych Hotel

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There are many hotels in London that can boast a fabulous location, but not more so than One Aldwych Hotel.  Positioned at the intersection where The City meets the West End this hotel has a great location at the point where The Aldwych meets the Strand, directly opposite Waterloo Bridge.  The hotel is within walking... Read more »

CottoCrudo

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After a day of new experiences in Prague, we decided to try another – the recently opened restaurant CottoCrudo at the Four Seasons Prague. The name means “cooked” and “raw” and the restaurant serves a variety of raw Italian delicacies as part of the menu.  Executive Chef Richard Fuchs describes the concept like this: “Working... Read more »

Dolphin Square Spa

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What better day than a somewhat overcast Monday to shepherd myself and a tall, dark and handsome companion to Pimlico and disappear down some secret stairs into the soothing world of the Dolphin Spa. The spa itself is located within Dolphin Square.  Located minutes from Pimlico Underground Station, Dolphin Square is not your classic London... Read more »

One Twenty One Two

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There was a time when no one, other than those men who ‘travelled in ladies underwear’ would consider dining in the hotel restaurant. These days, especially in London, the restaurant and bar scene has changed so much that often hotel restaurants are the destinations of choice for those seeking fine food and service. Thus Lady... Read more »

Four Seasons Hotel Prague

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Prague is called the Golden City and, arriving at sunrise, we immediately understood why. In the early light, a rich, magical glow transforms the buildings, a mixture of Baroque, Art Nouveau, Gothic, Renaissance and modernist architecture that lines winding alleyways and broad, lively squares. The Four Seasons Hotel Prague has what is possibly the best... Read more »